ADT and McAfee join forces to offer customers combined physical, digital protection
ADT and McAfee have announced a collaboration designed to raise the standards for consumer protection and redefine the next generation of security for the connected world. Through this partnership, the companies plan to develop a cohesive platform where users will be able to easily protect their digital and physical domains from one centralized, easy to use portal.
In the initial phase of the partnership, the McAfee LiveSafe service will be combined with ADT Pulse to provide an additional layer of protection for a customer’s home or business.
Consumers want both physical and digital security-in-one, and the powerful combination of ADT and McAfee products and services are on the cutting edge to meet this significant and growing need. ADT Pulse® is a complete security and automation solution that uses cutting-edge mobile technology that allows customers to monitor their home or business security from any web-enabled smartphone, tablet or computer. McAfee LiveSafe is an award winning service that safeguards consumers’ data, identity, and all of their digital devices. By securing devices with McAfee LiveSafe service, ADT can provide its customers with confidence that their physical security remains protected against unauthorized remote arming and disarming of their home security systems should their mobile devices become lost or stolen.
The two companies will also work together to educate and raise awareness around the need for new layered security standards and best practices that protect consumers’ homes, personal property, digital data, and identities.
“We are constantly seeking ways to increase protection for our customers in an increasingly connected and complex world,” said Arthur Orduña, senior vice president and chief innovation officer at ADT. “Partnering with McAfee adds another vital layer of security to our Pulse solution with McAfee LiveSafe service, and opens up innovation opportunities for our platforms and products.”
“In today’s always connected digital world, our entire lives are kept across our devices,” said Mike DeCesare, president of McAfee. “With the Internet of Things rapidly evolving across digital and physical applications, our partnership with ADT marks a critical advance in protecting consumers’ property and information in more ways than ever before.”
McAfee LiveSafe software will be available for download through www.ADT.com in late Q1 2014. Further integrated features and services fueled by combined McAfee and ADT technology will be announced later in the year.